More than 30,000 people visited Bury St Edmunds during this year’s Whitsun Fayre, staged over the bank holiday weekend.
The two-day event, run by town centre Business Improvement District (BID) OurBuryStEdmunds, was free to attend but boasted more attractions than ever before and even extended into the arc shopping centre for the first time.
The beach, mini farm and flower and plant market were among previous highlights to make a return while a range of children’s entertainment and colourful characters, including Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Hook, proved a new delight for many.
“Initial footfall figures show similar figures in the town to last year, which is great,” said BID chief executive Mark Cordell.
He added: “The beach was a huge success, again, as was the animal farm, and there were new attractions in the arc with giant board games and mad scientists carrying out live experiments which were popular with the older children.”
“I was very pleased to see more BID business actually having stalls at the event and feedback has been good.
I have no doubt the food and drink establishments had a very profitable weekend.”